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RATINGS: 1728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts. Available October-March.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Pours an almost black color. Very nice looking in the glass. Very little head. Aroma is bittersweet bakers chocolate with roast and caramel following. This beer goes down so nice. Very velvety and smooth. Flavor is dominated by sweet roast and caramel. Very little bitterness and no alcohol present. I really enjoy this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2006
12oz, batch 7733. Pours black, with a tan head. Aroma of malts, dark chocolate, and a roastiness. The nose is nice, but fairly faint. Flavor is overall very roasted, with a sweetness that appears after the roastiness recedes. Coffee, chocolate, and the roasted malts are the predominate flavors. Mouthfeel is very smooth, with a moderate body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightning9191 (82) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2008
This beer pours black with little head to speak of. The aromas are chocolate with some hints of coffee...almost a burnt syrup aroma. The flavor is very smooth with big hits of chocolate. There are some definite coffee and caramel flavors. The coffee flavor is the one that seems to linger the longest. The body is medium-heavy with medium carbonation. This is a good sweet stout!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Sweeter and smoother than Kalamazoo Stout. A beer for special winter occasions. Great with chocolate desserts.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Bottle: Poured a deep brown-black with a creamy tan head that held up well. Aroma of chocolate, black malt, coffee and sweet cream. Flavor is incredibly smooth and sweet, a hearty dark chocolate malt and cream, almost like a malted milkshake. Some light fruitiness noted, along with a hint of bitter hops. Creamy mouthfeel, would be better on tap. Finished was bitter and satisfying, slightly warming alcohol hints. A delicious sweet stout, almost as good as Kalamazoo Stout, but still a worthy contender.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlpeeler (76) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap very dark with little head. Taste is very rich malt with chocolate and coffee. Smooth and thick with just enough bite to keep things interesting. A great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fsquirrel29 (75) - Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Excellent beer. It is very malty and creamy, but not quite as heavy as a Guinness. There is no roasted bitterness, yet it is still malty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2008
Pours a relatively thick, deep brown, black in the glass. Medium dark tan head that settles quickly. Aroma is sweet and malty, with coffee and chocolate notes. Palate is only medium thick, with a fair amount of carbonation. Sweet at first but not cloying, with a crisp finish. A lot of roasted coffee and molasses taste on the end. Pretty good, nicely smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2008
bottle courtesy of nick76. pours an opaque oily black with a small tan head. aroma is of roasted coffee, bitter molasses, and chocolate. palate is super creamy. flavor is earthy with milk chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Sweet and creamy. Not particularly thick. Notes of roasted malt and chocolate. A nice session stout.


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